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Vuelta Banco Popular a Costa Rica Stage 7 Results and Photos

by pedalmag.com
Juan Carlos Rojas and Cesar Rojas cross the stage 7 finish [P] Luis Barbosa
December 21, 2016  (Grecia, Costa Rica) – The seventh stage of the Velta Banco Popular a Costa Rica took riders from Alajuela to Grecia. The 179km stage was won Juan Carlos Rojas of the Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized team. Rojas finished with teammate Cesar Rojas, while Yewinson Varela finished third, making it a podium sweep for Frijoles Los Tierniticos. Alejandro Padilla of the Canadian Quebexico Team finished 54th at 35:05 back. Canucks Jean Michel Lachance and Michel Jean crossed the line in 59th and 60th respectively at 37:15 behind winner Rojas.

Cesar Rojas is the new leader after Stage 7 [P] Luis Barbosa
Cesar Rojas leads the General Classification with a 45 second advantage over team mates Juan Carlos Rojas. Lachance is the top Canadian in 51st. Stage 8 will see riders race the 126km route from Ins San Jose to San Isidro de El General. The stage climbs for nearly 80km before a long 40km descent to the finish.

Stage 7 [P] Luis Barbosa
Stage 7 peloton [P] Luis Barbosa
Results (brief)

1. Juan Carlos Rojas (Crc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized 4:21:22
2. Cesar Rojas (Crc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized
3. Yewinson Varela (Crc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized 4:29
4. Joseph Chavarria (Crc) Nestle-Giant
5. Brayan Salas (Crc) Scott-Tele Uno-BCT 4:43
6. Vladimir Fernandez (Crc) Scott-Tele Uno-BCT 4:49
7. Roman Villalobos (Crc) Canel’s-Specialized
8. Jose Varela (Crc) Canet-Multiples Corella 5:00
9. Victor Garcia (Esp) Canel’s-Specialized
10. Eduardo Corte (Mex) Canel’s-Specialized 5:58

54. Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Quebexico 35:05
59. Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Quebexico 37:15

60. Michel Jean (Can) Quebexico

GC after Stage 7
1. Cesar Rojas (Crc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized 25:13:54
2. Juan Carlos Rojas (Crc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized 0:45
3. Jose Varela (Crc) Canet-Multiples Corella 2:44
4. Roman Villalobos (Crc) Canel’s-Specialized 5:20
5. Pablo Mudarra (Crc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized 7:24
6. Joseph Chavarria (Crc) Nestle-Giant 8:49
7. Cesar Paredes (Col) Strongman-Campagnolo-Wilier 10:09
8. Yewinson Varela (Crc) Frijoles Los Tierniticos-Arroz Halcon-Specialized 10:16
9. Victor Garcia (Esp) Canel’s-Specialized 12:53
10. Brayan Salas (Crc) Scott-Tele Uno-BCT 13:52

51. Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Quebexico 1:10:28
54. Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Quebexico 1:23:03
56. Michel Jean (Can) Quebexico 1:26:07





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